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    BREWSTER, N.Y. – Senator Greg Ball has announced that a $2,500 bullet aid grant has been awarded to the Nimham Mountain Singers for their 13th Annual Nimham Powwow.

    The grant is a result of a three-way agreement between Governor Cuomo, Senate and Assembly.

    The Powwow hopes to raise money for wounded veterans organizations Tower of Hope Foundation and Wounded Warriors Project. The Powwow will be August 17-18 at Putnam County Veteran’s Memorial Park at Kent Lakes.

    The singers formed their group in 1999. It aims to preserve Native American beliefs, values and spirituality, according to a news release.

    “I am so glad to announce this grant for the Nimham Mountain Singers. They do so many wonderful things for our community, including their annual Powow. Each year this event brings together thousands of residents to celebrate Native American culture,” said Senator Greg Ball. “This year promises to be extra special because the funds raised will benefit our wounded veterans.”

    The grant will be used to help offset the cost of dancers at the Powwow and also to help promote the event.

    “This grant really helps us out. We do this event every year for the families of the Hudson Valley and for our veterans,” said Gil Tarbox, of the Nimham Mountain Singers. “It makes me feel great that Senator Ball is thinking about us and concerned about helping veterans.” (ARTICLE)